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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion... Written by Pavel P.

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As of 22 February 2005 the film has had the widest release in post-communist Russia: it was shown on 364 screens. See more »

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Viktor Bychkov's character speaks about the city of Murmansk. The film takes place in 1877. Murmansk, however, was not established until 1916. See more »

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Not as impressive as "Azazel"
18 December 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"Turkish gambit" is the adaptation of the second novel by Boris Akunis in his enormously popular among the Russian speaking audiences series of twelve novels that describe the adventures of a young detective and later, State Councillor, Erast Fandorin. The genre of the novels can be described as historical mysteries set in the Imperial Russia. By the time "Turkish gambit" opens, still very young, Fandorin has gone thru tragic personal loss while investigating a very dangerous global conspiracy (the first novel "Azazel" and the movie of the same title).

"Turkish Gambit" takes place in 1877 during the Russian -Turkish War. After running out from the captivity, Fandorin hurries to the Russian troops to report very important information about the planning attack of enemy. Along the road he meets and becomes acquainted with Barbara, a young girl who travels in a man's clothes to see her fiancé. According to Fandorin's information there is a very dangerous Turkish spy Anvar among the Russian officers who heads a secret operation. Everyone is under Fandorin's suspicion...

Filled with many dynamic action scenes, "Turkish Gambit" is not as elegant and visually interesting as "Azazel" and it lacks the good acting from two young actors playing main characters. I should add that the book itself was not as good as excellent "Azazel" – that's probably why "Turkish Gambit", the movie is rather un-impressive and forgettable entry in the series.

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